Things could have gone very differently for Charlie Hunnam. After gaining some fame in his native England, his first role here in America was a starring role on a Judd Apatow comedy series, Undeclared. But instead of following co-stars Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel into Apatow’s big-screen comedy troupe, Hunnam decided to follow [...]
It’s been a long time coming, but anxious fans are finally getting a sequel to Sin City. Based on the graphic novel, Jessica Alba starred as Nancy Callahan, a role she reprises in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
The sequel, once again directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, brings back a [...]
Arriving in theaters later this month, THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD is a glossy behind-the-scenes Hollywood biopic that tells the story of the last lusty fling of notoriously lascivious screen idol ERROL FLYNN. KEVIN KLINE stars as the aging swashbuckling superstar whose affair with 15-year-old starlet BEVERLY AADLAND had 1950’s Hollywood all atwitter (before there [...]
Later this year, The Hobbit trilogy will conclude with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Fans of the movies can’t help but feel tremendous anticipation for the film when they think back to its Middle Earth companion, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and how its finale was almost universally regarded as the [...]
In Hollywood, it’s difficult to sustain a franchise through several sequels. Sometimes the characters grow stale; sometimes it’s the stories that aren’t up to snuff. But Sylvester Stallone is excited, because he feels like The Expendables 3 is the best of the bunch so far, with a plot he says is much more [...]
Brendan Gleeson gives a heartbreaking and inspired performance as a priest who is targeted by one of his parishioners in Calvary. Though I’m pegging Gleeson and director John Michael McDonagh for Academy Award nods (McDonagh should be a Best Screenplay Oscar contender), the film is also strengthened by its sterling ensemble.
In casting Kelly Reilly as [...]
Academy Award nominated actress Julianne Moore joins one of Hollywood’s most successful franchises, as she plays President Alma Coin in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.
Getting inspired for the role wasn’t too hard, as she knew about the series’ popularity and first rate storytelling from her [...]
Chadwick Boseman knows a thing or two about playing iconic figures, thanks to his star making performance as Jackie Robinson in 42. Playing the Dodgers legend may have been a monumental challenge, but climbing up that hill isn’t over for Boseman. He plays James Brown, aka the Godfather of Soul, in Get On Up, a [...]
Set to premiere on PBS in the Fall, THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY is a truly exciting 14-hour documentary by KEN BURNS. Over the course of seven nights, the series will weave the stories of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, three members of one of the most influential and powerful families in American politics. In [...]
It’s the beginning of the end for The Hunger Games – literally – as Mockingjay Part 1 will be released this November. The first half of the two-part finale is one of the year’s most highly anticipated films and, like the book, a much darker and bigger story than the previous episodes.